Guided tour

Amsterdam: Countryside Bike Tour and Zaanse Schans Windmills

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10 reviews

Activity provider: Hop-on Tours

Amsterdam: Countryside Bike Tour and Zaanse Schans Windmills

Activity provider: Hop-on Tours
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From US$ 55.41 per person

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Explore the countryside around Amsterdam by bike and enjoy a real Dutch experience on this 5.5-hour tour. Visit 17th-century windmills, learn how they made the paper for the US Declaration of Independence, visit a clog maker, and try Gouda cheese.

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Duration 5.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German
Small group
Limited to 7 participants


  • Cycle in a small group at a leisurely pace
  • Visit windmills outside the tourist area
  • See the beautiful wetlands painted by Monet
Full description
Learn about Dutch culture and history as you discover the area of Zaanse Schans on a half-day bicycle tour from Amsterdam. Meet your guide at Amsterdam Central Station and travel to Zaandam by train to start the bicycle tour. Cycle past industrial windmills and admire the beautiful landscape. Stop at a sawmill to learn how it operates, and visit a paper mill to see how paper was made in the 17th century. Pedal through the stunning wetlands, painted by Monet at the end of the 19th century. Pass the neighborhood of Domineestuin, filled with authentic wooden houses, before arriving in Zaanse Schans. Park your bicycle and enjoy a demonstration of how clogs are made. Take the opportunity to taste delicious Gouda cheese, a local specialty. After a fantastic half-day experience, return by bike to Zaandam and board the train back to Amsterdam Central Station, where your tour will end.
  • Bicycle tour
  • Guide
  • Return train ticket from Amsterdam Centraal to Zaandam
  • Entrance to one windmill
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People under 4 ft 6 in (140 cm)

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Meeting point

Meet in front of visitor center.

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  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility.
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4.8 /5

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Our tour by bike into the Amsterdam countryside and Zaanse Schans Windmills was great! Hans was a good and attentive guide and also does private specialized tours. The bike ride was easy and for all levels of riders. A perfect introduction to Amsterdam and Holland.

June 14, 2022

Hans was a very generous guide and very nice one. He explains a lot of the history of Netherlands and made us discover the specialties of his country. We loved the activity and his way of sharing, also we haven’t seen the day passing. We recommend this activity 150% :)

May 28, 2022

Great, fun bike ride, thanks to our brilliant guide Hans

May 1, 2022

Product ID: 381899